Football Football: Luis Suarez tested positive for COVID-19 before WC qualifier v Brazil

Football Football: Luis Suarez tested positive for COVID-19 before WC qualifier v Brazil

BARCELONA: Atletico Madrid and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez have tested positive for COVID-19, the Uruguayan national team said in a statement on Monday (November 16).

The Uruguayan statement said top scorer Suarez and stand-in goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz plus a member of staff tested positive. Other members of the team tested negative at home in Brazil before the World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.

The statement added that both the players and the staff member are in good health and said that the team has followed the protocol and taken appropriate action following the results.

Suarez, who made a penalty in Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Friday, has now been ruled out of the match against Brazil.

He will almost certainly miss his club’s La Liga match against his former club Barcelona on November 21.

Atletico are the joint top scorers this season with Uruguayan Joao Felix, who scored five goals after switching to a free transfer from Barca in September.

Suarez is the latest high profile player to test positive for the virus during an international break after Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was infected while on duty in Egypt.

Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive while representing Portugal last month and was forced to miss several games for Juventus.

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